Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

DSA Inc. is seeking a qualified Senior Cloud Test Engineer at JBSA Randolph. The selected candidate will join DSA's team supporting migration and sustainment of GTIMS to the Cloud. The Test Engineer will be responsible for designing and implementing tests in an IaaS Cloud hosted environment, reviewing and analyzing test results, identifying defects/bugs, communicating with the architect, software engineers and support team, re-testing and verifying defects/bugs are fixed, and assisting in various other phases of the development lifecycle when needed. Position may require weekend and nighttime hours (<5% time).

Technical Requirements: Test Engineer will accomplish demonstrations, test and analysis of the Government-provided Cloud Development Environments (DevNet and G/TIMS Proof-of-Concept) configurations and provisioning, network and interface connections, cloud service offerings (DNS, Audit, Logging, Security, etc.) and operations. Lead development of the VDI Test and Validation Plan and Test and Validation Report detailing the results of the test, VDI product options, performance and test data, connection and performance impacts and assessment. Provide test strategy input on the Production Cloud Migration Plan for future G/TIMS site migrations to the cloud.

Job Roles/Duties:
Create and execute formal test scripts in an IaaS Cloud environment for Infrastructure configurations
Create and execute performance and load generation testing in an IaaS Cloud environment
Create and review test plan documents as required
Work with a team of System Engineers, Software Engineers and Test Engineering personnel for sustainment efforts of the Graduate Training Information Management System (GTIMS) applications
Create and execute formal test scripts against documented acceptance criteria and based upon system knowledge/experience
Perform secondary error discovery, triage and verification and validation of fixes
Perform testing in multiple environments
Review, analyze and address incident tickets
Document and report test activity to the change process
Ensure validated and approved issues are documented and tracked in issue tracking system for future analysis
Test features according to the Life-Cycle Systems Engineering Principles and Practices
Perform Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) as part of continuous improvement to verify functionality works as intended, is documented, and is free of defects
Apply regression testing to ensure no bugs are released into related areas of the application.
Perform test verification
Provide testing coverage for all active user environments
Additional tasks as required

Required Skills/Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT Systems, Software Engineering or another technical field, or related major. Relevant technical experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree
4+ years of software/test engineering experience, or 2+ years development team experience and 2+ years automated testing experience
Experience in the application of various formal and documented testing methods and tools
2+ years of experience designing and testing IaaS Cloud configurations using VM's, virtual networks, container storage, resource groups, VPN, DNS, Key Vaults, firewalls, and more within an Azure Cloud hosted environment
Advance understanding of various IT enterprise resources, purpose and configurations in an IaaS hosted environment
Experience with configuring performance test environments and load generation environments in the Cloud
Experience with Microsoft Azure, particularly DevOps
Familiarity with Agile development processes including working in sprints, planning, estimation, prioritization, scoping, and demoing
Experience collaborating with multiple people spread out across several teams
Experience with the Microsoft suite of Office products
Experience with formal application lifecycle management tools (e.g., Jira, Zephyr)
Experience in testing multi-tiered Windows applications and Web applications
Familiarity with SQL, including the ability to write, modify, and execute SQL queries to support the test process and test data validation
Comfortable working in both Windows client-server and Web-based development in separate QA and production environments
Understanding of the SDLC process as it pertains to testing
Ability to read and execute test plans based on product/feature specifications
Ability to study product specifications, maintain existing test guidelines, and create innovative testing methods and test cases
Ability to work independently with minimal supervisory direction
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Active DoD Secret Clearance

Desired Skills:
Strong preference for current knowledge of G/TIMS program
Current knowledge of Air Force Network Environments
Experience with DoD System Development
One or more of the following certifications: ITIL-F Certified, CompTIA Security+ Certification, CompTIA A+ Certification
Jira/Zephyr knowledge
Experience converting existing manual test cases into automated test sequences
Automated testing experience
Experience working with Agile teams
Testing certification (ex. ITSQB)
Cloud certifications (ex. AZ-900, AZ-104, AZ-303)
IAM Level II or IASE II certification
Salary and Benefits include but not limited to:
  • The hours for this role are Full-time, Regular - Start and End times are dependent on customer requirements
  • Leave benefits include Paid holidays, Vacation, Sick and Bereavement
  • Retirement benefits include 401K with 20% match to employee contribution, and Employee Stock Ownership Shares provided by DSA.
  • Insurance benefits include customizable Medical, Dental, Health, Company Paid Life and Disability Insurance, Health savings, Vision and Domestic Partner Coverage
  • Miscellaneous benefits include Tuition assistance and Technical 100% Paid Training and Family Tuition Assistance.
Founded in 1963, Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) has been providing Defense and Federal Government customers' business-driven Information Technology and consulting solutions and services for more than 50 years. DSA's people excel in helping our customers achieve sensitive, mission-critical business goals and objectives. DSA is a 100 percent employee-owned company: every employee has a stake in the success of our company and our customers.Our culture embraces training and development opportunities that include leadership programs, employee networks, continued education, and much more. We recognize that building expertise in your profession benefits everyone. DSA's leadership and training programs help employees better manage their projects, inspire coworkers and customers and reinforce DSA'sguiding principlessince 1963.

We also value the unique combination of skills, abilities, aspirations, and backgrounds of every individual our diversity makes us stronger. We are 100 percent employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).DSAemployees receive customizable benefits that are highly competitive in each local market that include a Vanguard 401K.DSA provides equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status; race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related condition, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

DSA will provide necessary reasonable accommodation to ensure that an individual with a disability who is not able to fully utilize DSA's online job application system is provided with equal opportunity to apply and be considered for all jobs. If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please emailHR @dsainc.comor call 1-877-422-4372.

DSA recognizes that the global spread of COVID-19 is a challenging time for everyone. Our #1 priority is the health and safety of our workforce, guests and candidates, and we provide the necessary supplies to maintain safety in the work place. Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, our response time and scheduling of interviews may increase. DSA is looking to fill various positions despite the COVID-19 and are managing our workforce within the compliance of all state requirements.
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Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

Founded in 1963, Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) has been providing business driven Information Technology and Consulting solutions and services for over 45 years. As a long time partner of the U.S. military, DSA's people excel in helping our customers achieve sensitive, mission-critical business goals and objectives.

Since its inception, DSA has played an important role in supporting the U.S. Warfighter. DSA partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to provide a secure and reliable messaging system for America's fighting forces and our allies. DSA engineers developed the world's first packet switch in the 1960's and helped pioneer the use of electronic messages for the DoD. These innovative solutions helped U.S. fighting forces command, control and communicate on the battlefield in Vietnam, and in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Today, DSA tests and evaluates technologies supporting the next-generation Defense Message System. As we've grown, our people have successfully translated our DoD experience to a broad range of Federal agencies and commercial enterprises. Today, in addition to our efforts with the U.S. Army, Defense Information Systems Agency, and the U.S. Air Force, DSA continues to successfully demonstrate our disciplined approach to mission-critical projects to customers like the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy, and government health IT organizations, enabling our clients to meet agency-specific goals and needs.

 

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